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Women who have already undergone menopause have more hyperintensities on their brains, and the lesions put them at a higher risk of cognitive decline (file photo)

Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’, raises risk of Alzheimer’s

Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’ on their brain that raises risk of Alzheimer’s and stroke, study finds Researchers found that women who have already undergone menopause have more hyperintensities – a small lesion – on their brain People who have more on their brain are more likely to develop cognitive conditions like …

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Russell Bell, 65, from Raleigh in North Carolina, was taken for tests for Lyme disease by his wife Nicole (right) after he started repeating himself and became irritable in 2016

‘Outdoorsy’ Father-of-two, 60, left suffering memory problems with Lyme disease

An ‘outdoorsy’ father-of-two died after memory problems triggered by Lyme disease that left him struggling to remember the alarm code were diagnosed as Alzheimer’s. Russell Bell, 65, from Raleigh, North Carolina, was tested for the tick-borne disease in 2016 after he also began having mood swings — but the swabs came back negative. Doctors then …

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Patient 4, a man treated for monkeypox in London in 2019, appeared to make a full recovery from the virus but suffered a post-sex relapse six weeks after being given the all-clear, testing positive for the virus 70-plus days after initially falling ill.  This chart tracks his PCR results for monkeypox using blood (red), throat swabs (green), urine (yellow), and lesions (black) over time.  It also shows how long he suffered from the initial monkeypox rash (dotted line)

One previous UK patient had monkeypox in body for 76 days

Monkeypox may be able to linger in the body for 10 weeks — even after the tell-tale rash has disappeared, scientists say. Experts don’t believe patients can be contagious for that length of time but say that remains the ‘big unanswered question’. The findings are from an analysis of the UK’s seven previous cases, which …

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MA, HI, report mysterious hepatitis in child under 10 years old

Massachusetts officials have reported they are investigating two cases of mysterious pediatric hepatitis, its Department of Health announced Tuesday, making it the 26th state to report such cases. The two unnamed children reportedly tested negative for the adenovirus, which is the most speculated cause for this recent spike in cases of the devastating lung condition. …

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Connecticut officials report that a man in his 50s in the state suffered from a rare case of the Powassan virus in March.  They confirmed that he was bitten by a tick, the usual cause for the rare disease (file photo)

Connecticut man suffers from deadly brain infection caused by Powassan virus

A Connecticut man is recovering at home after suffering a case of the rare Powassan virus, state official reports. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed last week that a man between 50 and 59 years old fell ill in March, and suffered a severe illness that affected his central nervous system and required …

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Cambridge University researchers studied the genetic make-up of more than 12,000 people with cancer in England, which allows them to see the origins of the tumour.  They spotted 58 new patterns in the DNA of cancer, suggesting there are causes that scientists are not yet aware of

Cancer breakthrough as scientists find a ‘treasure trove’ of genetic clues

Analysis of thousands of tumors from NHS patients has identified a ‘treasure trove’ of new clues about the causes of cancer. In the biggest study of its kind, researchers at Cambridge University Hospitals looked at the genomes of more than 12,000 people with cancer in England. They spotted 58 new patterns in their DNA, called …

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